Rohde & Schwarz provide Europe’s leading Japanese-language broadcaster with a solution for ingest, storage and playout.
Pixel Power, owned by Rohde & Schwarz, has been contracted to deliver an end-to-end ingest, storage and playout solution to NHK CosmoMedia. NCME’s JSTV services provide audiences in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa with content in the Japanese language.
The broadcaster is implementing a new workflow comprising Gallium automation, StreamMaster ingest and master control playout and SpycerNode intelligent media storage. The new playout operation replaces JSTV’s previously outsourced playout service and supports its two channels JSTV 1 HD and JSTV 2 HD via satellite and OTT distributions.
Gallium PLAYOUT enables channels to be launched rapidly and provides multiple functional units incorporated into a single system. Combined with StreamMaster it offers a powerful, highly customisable software toolset designed to meet the needs of broadcasters of all sizes. SpycerNode brings high performance and high availability media storage capacity and will accommodate a growing volume of material.
Steve Palmer, Broadcast Operations Manager for NCME commented: “We have had many years of experience of the quality and reliability that Pixel Power and Rohde & Schwarz systems deliver, and once again they proved to be up to the task, meeting our exacting standards and offering the high availability required to support our premium services. Our viewers rightly demand an excellent quality of service and the Pixel Power and Rohde & Schwarz team were able to deliver an impressive SLA package that met our stringent requirements. The solution is operationally smart, efficient, cost-effective and future-proof – all without compromising the quality of the output.”
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